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Plus, It Eliminates the Need to Decipher Doctors' Handwriting

An article in Technology Review discusses the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act that is part of the US stimulus package. This portion of the bill would provide $18 million in incentives for doctors and hospitals to use electronic record systems. The Tech Review story also refers to a recent study in the Archives of Internal Medicine that found that hospitals with automated records "had fewer complications, lower mortality rates, and lower costs."

The Scan

Not Yet a Permanent One

NPR says the lack of a permanent Food and Drug Administration commissioner has "flummoxed" public health officials.

Unfair Targeting

Technology Review writes that a new report says the US has been unfairly targeting Chinese and Chinese-American individuals in economic espionage cases.

Limited Rapid Testing

The New York Times wonders why rapid tests for COVID-19 are not widely available in the US.

Genome Research Papers on IPAFinder, Structural Variant Expression Effects, Single-Cell RNA-Seq Markers

In Genome Research this week: IPAFinder method to detect intronic polyadenylation, influence of structural variants on gene expression, and more.